A Dim Reflection

A Dim Reflection

by Aleigha C. Israel

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Overview

William Caverly can't seem to understand the unsettling feeling that has been nagging him for far too long. Memories of a baby sister are forever haunting his waking hours, and as he sleeps at night, he is repeatedly awakened by nightmares, confusing ones that he'd rather forget. He had been told that his baby sister died. He had seen her little body laid to rest beside their mother. But that didn't explain the dim remembrance that he had of an event that happened not too long after that.

Charlotte Porter's days are full and busy as she diligently teaches her young art students at her mother's boarding school, and tries desperately to stay away from an annoying suitor. Painting has been her passion and dream ever since she could hold a brush, but lately she has begun to question her mission and calling in life. What is her real purpose? And why does she know so little about her father, who supposedly died before she was born?

William thinks he's discovered the hidden link that has kept him from his sister for over fifteen years. But then she's kid-napped, leaving William no choice except to find her and get her back. Once and for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541341173
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2017
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 863,167
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

ALEIGHA C. ISRAEL writer of inspirational fiction and poetry, is an author of multiple books and enjoys sharing God's love through the powerful art of storytelling.
Her novels are distributed by Grace and Truth Books and have been enjoyed by ages nine to ninety-three!
Aleigha loves being a Student Mentor at the Young Writers Workshop. She doesn't have to search very hard for inspiration. Living in the Israel household, it's guaranteed there's an adventure waiting around every corner!

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A Dim Reflection 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Erin_Slocum 6 months ago
My thoughts: I love a good book which I'm sure you've noticed if you've read my blog long. Reading is something I enjoy and it brings me great joy and some much needed quiet time. Because of this, I don't finish books that I don't enjoy. This book was such a good and quick read that it felt like it ended within minutes. The characters made me fall in love with them. At times I felt like the main female Charlotte was silly and naive, but then I remembered the author placed her at 16 and that's probably right for her age. Within the book, I was pleasantly surprised at the knowledge that was given and the clear picture of salvation that was shown. I loved meeting characters but do feel that this is a series and it should be read in order. Personally, I had not read book one and I think it might have made certain things clearer like who Anna is and how she is a part of the story. Even without this knowledge, it is still a very good read. Since I am now the mother of teenage girls I filter a lot through the lens of would this be okay for my teen daughter? I would allow my daughter to read this book. There are no scenes that make me think this would be a bad read. It's a quick read and it has a good message. I don't feel it had the depth of other books I've read but it was entertaining and I don't regret reading it.
vics49548 6 months ago
Book two in the Light for Christ collection will keep you reading through all the action, twists, and turns. While is does read as a stand alone, I think I would have enjoyed it more had I read the first book, A Higher Ransom. That in no way reflects on this story but on my lack of diligence. A Dim Reflection definitely is a Christian novel; author Aleigha Israel does not shy from that at all. There is a lot of biblical reference, and the characters are Christians who know their Bible. We are shown how this can apply to our everyday lives. Well developed characters will keep you curious as to what is going to happen next, and descriptions of where they are will make you want to visit. All in all, I can recommend this book if you enjoy Christian historical fiction.
KimsterKP 6 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. It is the second in the series, and I did have a little catching up to do when I started reading. I soon caught on and read this book in 2 sittings. Charlotte is an art teacher in her mother's boarding school, too busy for a romance. William is running from his father(the king) posing as a poor man- handyman. William has dreams about the birth of his sister and his mother's death, that he needs help solving the meaning behind them. There were a lot of twist and turns in this book. I couldn't put the book down until the mystery was solved. I can't wait to read the first and the third book in this series. Have added this author to my must read. * I receive this book for an honest review.
Virginiaw 7 months ago
This is book 2 in this series and I recommend reading book 1(A Higher Ransom) before reading this book. You will not know the great characters if you don’t read the first book. This is a very enjoyable historical fiction book where the characters are learning to be better Christians. There are many twists and turns. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Ourpugs 7 months ago
A dim reflection This is the 2nd in a series. It is continued but can still make sense without reading the first one. I did read the first one and enjoyed it also. Charlotte is a artist and loves to teach art to children also. There is one special little girl named Silvia, which you will love getting to know. Rachel is the mother of Charlotte and there is mystery involving their relationship. Then there is William and Stephen who works for them that also has a mystery involving them. A lot of surprises. I received a complimentary copy of the book. I was not required to write an positive review.
Deana0326 7 months ago
The story is quite an adventurous and full of surprises. At first I was a bit confused at the story and had a hard time keeping track of who was related to who. Sometimes too many characters bog the story down and discourages readers to continue. I marched on because I know this author writes good books with faith scattered throughout the book. it was nice to see the characters praying and trusting God to help them during a decision or crisis. William is a grand character with royalty in his blood. He has disappeared so some people think ,but he is very much alive. The author gives us a full account of what happened to William and it opens the doors for intrigue and danger. I think it would be helpful to read A Higher Ransom to understand the dynamics of this story. Charlotte is new to the series and is a welcome character to the story. She is a kind person . I loved the boarding house her and her mother start. Charlotte shines when she shares her artistic abilities with the children. She seems to be a little distracted lately and unsure if she is doing what God has called her to do. It's refreshing to see such a pure heart in a young lady and her desire to honor God. The story does revolve around William looking for his long lost sister. Will he find out where she is? Rumors get back to him that his sister has been kidnapped and he must rescue her from danger. The author elevates the story with characters who learn lessons, trust God and are an example to the youth. The author gives us an entertaining story that has all the makings of allowing God to guide their path and seek Him in everything they do. I loved the scriptures the author used that were placed at a perfect time in the story. I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
Stardust_Fiddle 8 months ago
Following closely on the heels of “A Higher Ransom”, this sequel continues the story and takes the readers on a lively quest to recoup lost relationships and faith. “A Dim Reflection” calls to mind 1 Corinthians 13:12: “Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” This is a fitting title for a tale in which the characters are revealed for who they truly are, good and bad. It is also a reminder that the Lord knows us completely, even better than we know ourselves, and that He knows each person’s true character. Although there is more action in this sequel, like its predecessor it is a character-driven novel. Aleigha Israel nicely constructs the circumstances to bring the various players together throughout the course of the narrative, creating a nice segue and unveiling more backstory for the central characters. William Caverly’s new life in the tranquil town of Chasahburough is haunted by recollections of his baby sister and what happened one fateful night so many years ago, and his pursuit of this shady period of his past brings him back in contact with Anna Haddington. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Charlotte Porter has questions about her own past and faces a crisis of faith in the midst of great turmoil. A kidnapping sets everything in motion and establishes an ultimate collision point, testing everyone’s faith and courage. Another charming, faith-filled book, “A Dim Reflection” speaks to the young and young at heart with universal Christian themes and plenty of Scripture, addressing issues that continue to burden hearts today. Charlotte’s struggle during an emotional trial is one to which so many of us can relate: “Everyone else seemed to have such perfect faith in God. They trusted Him fully, so why couldn’t she?” This story excels at driving home Scriptural truths in situations that we often find ourselves facing today, and the characters seem to step out of the pages and into readers’ hearts with their suffering and honesty. For pre-teens and grandparents alike, this series offers excitement, endearing characters, and most of all solid faith in the One who knows our hearts best of all. I received a complimentary copy of this book through CelebrateLit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
BMace 9 months ago
'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an unexpected end.' Jeremiah 29:11 KJV Secrets, unforgiveness, new names, kidnapping and trials of various kinds find you not putting this story down until you are finished! I love the way the author shows the spiritual growth in the various characters - the small lessons they learn prepare them for the tests ahead. The surprising ending brought answers to so many questions and certainly was unanticipated. This second book in this collection did not disappoint and I certainly am looking forward to book 3! I received this ARC through CelebrateLit. All impressions and opinions are my own.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
A kidnapped princess, a prince in hiding, a cruel king, blackmail, orphans, and a girls' boarding school make for lots of activity in A Dim Reflection by Aleigha C. Israel! The characters were interesting! From reading other reviews, I think I missed something by not reading book one in the series first but it was enjoyable as a stand alone title. I would recommend this historical fiction to others. I received a complimentary e-book from the author. This is my honest opinion.